MACOOA™ Educational Program is on its way!

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children." This quote from Sitting Bull is one of the driving inspirations in our organizations mission. We are now proud to announce we have done just that. In partnership with Piranha Productions, we are in development of a youth educational program named, MACOOA™. This program will help our youth better understand the world around them while helping them achieve their full-potential. Please visit the MACOOA™ FACEBOOK PAGE for more information and to follow in our journey from development through the process of changing lives. Pilamaya!

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Rekindling Hope on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Our organization had an amazing and impactful weekend in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Our youth seminar, held at the Billy Mills Hall, was one of spirit, belief and hope. We are honored to work with the people of Pine Ridge, and look forward to our journey together in Rekindling Hope in our youth.

We were honored to have Jahmad Canley as the facilitator of our seminar - as well as having National American University there providing support and opportunity for our youth. 

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Future Warriors Initiative

The Indigenous Institute is proud to announce the creation of it’s Future Warriors Initiatives. These programs are being specifically developed to help Indigenous youth regain hope and belief in themselves, and aspire for a better tomorrow while achieving their Creator-given potential. Please follow our YOUTH PAGE as we develop and implement these initiatives, and SUPPORT US in our efforts by donating to this cause. Pilamaya! 

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The Indigenous Institute Plays Ball!

The Indigenous Institute is excited to announce that Edgar Martinez, former Seattle Mariner All-Star, will be developing and hosting a video series with our President, Jeff Eadie, utilizing the concepts of cognitive and social science. 

When you step up to the plate or onto the field what are you visioning? What conversations and thoughts are occurring in your mind? What is your belief in yourself and in your abilities to succeed? In these educational interactive workshops those questions and more will be explored and discussed - helping current and future athletes reach their full potential. 

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Seattle Indian Health Board - Making a difference!

We were honored to attend the Leschi Center Open House and Celebration yesterday evening sponsored by the Seattle Indian Health Board. Amazing group of people who provide health and human services to all American Indian/Alaska Native people in the King County region. They are guided by traditional beliefs and practices, and have a unique approach to health care that is based in Indigenous knowledge. Great work for our People - Pilamaya!

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Alyssa London becomes a Warrior for Hope!

We are proud to announce Alyssa London as a host of our Warriors for Hope benefit concert to be held on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Summer of 2018. She's also one of our Warriors for Hope youth ambassadors, taking the message of hope and belief to the Indigenous youth. 

Alyssa London is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and radio talk show host, and a graduate of Stanford University. She is also the first Tlingit to win the Miss Alaska USA title on February 4th, 2017. We are honored to have her as a Hope Warrior and look forward to changing lives together!

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The Indigenous Institute honored by the Native Circles Group of Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

It was a pleasure to attend the Hope Cafe hosted by Deputy Secretary - WA State Department of Corrections, Jody Becker. Indigenous People are incarcerated at a rate 38% higher than the national average and have the highest rate of recidivism, 42%, than any other ethnic group. These gatherings of like-minded, passionate and dedicated individuals will help us reverse these negative statistics and stop the downward spiral of hopelessness, and replace it with hope. It was also an honor to have our President, Jeff Eadie, accept a drum on behalf of our organization from the Native Circles group of the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center